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SOME SINCERE
ADVICE TO EVERY
CHRISTIAN

By,
Dr. SAALEH AS-SAALEH

With Appendix

JESUS AND MUHAMMAD (Peace be upon them)


IN THE BIBLE AND THE QUR’AAN
Biblical Evidence of Jesus being a Servant of God
and having no share in Divinity

By,
Dr. MUHAMMAD TAQEEUDDEEN
AL-HILAALI, Ph.D.

Formerly Professor of Islaamic Faith and Teachings,


Islaamic University, Madeenah Munawwarah

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

The article “Some Sincere Advice to every Christian” has


been extracted from Dr. Saaleh as-Saaleh’s official
website www.understand-islam.net. The original
document consists of the Arabic text of verses that have
been quoted and translated from the Qur’aan. But, for the
sake of keeping the book concise, we have published only
the translation of the Qur’aanic verses without the Arabic
text.

Also, words such as Islam, Allah and Qur’an have been


edited with Islaam, Allaah and Qur’aan so as to facilitate
proper pronunciation of Arabic words with long vowels.

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INTRODUCTION
Most people agree to the fact that Allaah's (God’s) Word
cannot be contradictory. What He spoke about Himself
must be true. He made Himself known as The Creator,
The One, The Originator, and The Provider. He is the
First, nothing is before Him; The Last, nothing is after
Him; The Most High, nothing is above Him; The Most
Near, nothing is beyond His reach, and He encompasses
everything while He is above heavens, distinct and
separate from His creatures. Great in His Majesty and
Honor, Most Merciful, Severe in Punishment, All-
Knower, Most Compassionate, All-Wise, and All-Just;
Most Perfect in all of His Names and Attributes. He does
not beget, nor is He begotten. There is no equal to Him,
and there is nothing like unto Him, and thus He alone
deserves to be worshipped. In essence, the religion as
revealed1 to nations before us and to mankind up to the
Day of Resurrection, calls for the worship of none but
God (Allaah). Any Message from the Perfect God is true,
and cannot be contradictory. He entrusted many
Prophets and/or Messengers since creation began on earth.
Starting with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and
ending with Muhammad, peace be upon them all, the
essence of religion was and still is: people must submit
to their Creator and worship Him as He revealed to
their respective Messengers and/or Prophets. This is

1. Religion as a revelation from God, and in its original form is


different from the concept of religion understood by many in the
West. Many people founded for themselves certain disciplines and
practices and called it “religions.” The Word of Allaah in all the
revealed religions represented a concrete message defining the
relationship of man to His Creator. The final and most comprehensive
message which covers all codes of life until the Day of Resurrection
was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

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the true Message, and Jesus, peace be upon Him, is one of
those great Prophets and Messengers who was sent to the
Children of Israel, after Moses, confirming the revelation
sent down to Moses and the Gospel that he received from
Allaah. This same Message was confirmed by Prophet
Muhammad, peace be upon him, believing in the true
Gospel that came to Jesus and propagating the final and
most comprehensive revelation to mankind, the Qur'aan.
The Qur'aan, being Allaah's Word, confirms and attests to
the true nature of Jesus, and this is not known by many
people. This book will introduce the reader to the
Qur'aanic texts related to Jesus, peace be upon him,
hoping that the truth regarding the personality of Jesus
becomes clear.

Saaleh As-Saaleh
3/12/1415 AH
May 2, 1995 CE.

Revised 4/7/1425 AH
Sept. 18, 2004.

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A Miracle...And a Human Was Born

An Honorable Family
The family of Jesus is the Family of 'Imraan. It was a
family chosen by Allaah:

"Allaah chose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham,


and the family of 'Imraan, above the 'Aalameen
(mankind and jinns of their times). Offspring, one from
the other, and Allaah is the All-Hearer, All-Knower."
(Qur'aan 2 3:33-34)

An Honorable Mother under the Care of Allaah


When Mary's mother, the wife of 'Imraan, was pregnant,
she made a vow:

"(Remember) when the wife of 'Imraan said: 'O My


Rabb3 (Allaah)! I have vowed to You what is in my
womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all
worldly work; to serve Your Place of Worship), so accept
(this), from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-
Knowing". (Qur'aan 3: 35-36)

Allaah accepted her invocation, and Mary was born and


kept under the care of Prophet Zachariah, as Allaah, Most
Glorified, had ordained:

2. Whenever a translation of a verse is cited, then this refers to the


translation of the meaning.
3. Rabb: Allaah is ar-Rabb: He is the One Who gave all things the
power to grow, to move and to change, to Whom belongs the Creation
and Commandment, The Master Who has no equal in His
Sovereignty, Predominance, and Highness, The One Who Provides
and Sustains all that exists.

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"So her Rabb (Allaah) accepted her with goodly
acceptance. He made her grow in a good manner and
put her under the care of Zachariah. Every time he
entered Al-Mihraab (a praying place or a private room)
to (visit) her, he found her supplied with sustenance.
He said: 'O Mary! From where have you got this?' She
said, 'From Allaah'. Verily, Allaah provides sustenance
to whom He will, without counting." (Qur'aan 3: 37)

Allaah chose her above all the women of her lifetime:

"And (remember) when the angels said: 'O Mary!


Verily, Allah has chosen you, purified you (from
polytheism and disbelief), and chosen you above the
women of Al-'Aalameen (mankind and jinns of her
lifetime)." (Qur'aan 3: 42)

The Good News


The angels brought Mary the good news about the birth of
a "Word" from Allaah. The Word was Be! And he was!
Jesus, son of Mary:

"(Remember) when the angels said: 'O Mary! Verily,


Allaah gives you the glad tidings of a Word ("Be!"-and
he was! i.e. Jesus the son of Mary) from Him, his name
will be the Messiah Jesus, the son of Mary, held in
honor in this world and in the Hereafter, and he will
be one of those who are near to Allaah. He will speak
to the people in the cradle and in manhood, and he will
be one of the righteous." (Qur'aan 3: 45-46)

The "Word" is not God, it is a Word from God, spoken


by Him; it is the Word “Be”- and he was! i.e. Jesus is a
creation by the Command of Allaah: Be! This means he is

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not part of Allaah. He, Most Glorified, does not partition
Himself into any thing or any being.

Jesus: No Human Father!


Adam: No Human Father or Mother!
A Miraculous Creation

Mary received the news. She raised the question:

"She said: ' O My Rabb! How shall I have a son when


no man has touched me?" He said: "So, (it will be), for
Allaah creates what He wills. When He has decreed
something. He says to it only: "Be!"-and it is." (Qur'aan
3: 47)

Such Miraculous creation does not make him a "son of


God." Adam had neither a father nor a mother. So, should
we give him a “Special Divinity”? No one says this. Thus
ponder what Allah said concerning Adam and Jesus, peace
be upon them both:

"Verily, the likeness of Jesus in Allaah's Sight is the


likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He)
said to him: "Be!"-and he was. (This is) the truth from
your Rabb, so be not of those who doubt." (Qur'aan 3:
59-60)

And Allaah does not beget. He, Most Exalted, says in the
Qur'aan (19: 88-95):

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"And they say: "The Most Beneficent (Allaah) has
begotten a son (or offspring or children) 4."

"Indeed you have brought forth (said) a terrible evil


thing."

"Whereby the heavens are almost torn, and the earth


is split asunder, and the mountains fall in ruins."

"That they ascribe a son (or offspring or children) to the


Most Beneficent (Allaah)."

"But it is not suitable for (the Majesty of) the Most


Beneficent (Allaah) that He should beget a son (or
offspring or children)."

"There is none in the heavens and the earth but comes


unto the Most Beneficent (Allaah) as a slave."

"Verily, He knows each one of them, and has counted


them a full counting."

"And every one of them will come to Him alone on the


Day of Resurrection (without any helper, or protector or
defender).”

4. As the Jews said: Ezra is the "son of Allaah” and the Christians said
that Allaah has "begotten a son (Christ, peace be upon him), and the
pagan Arabs said that He has "begotten daughters (angels, etc.). The
same was said many times in the past, i.e. in the Greek Mythology.
Allaah is high Above what they attribute to Him.

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The Conception:
Mary miraculously conceived Jesus, and delivered a boy
under a palm tree:

"And mention in the Book (i.e. the Qur'aan, O


Muhammad, the story of) Mary, when she withdrew in
seclusion from her family to a place facing East."
(Qur'aan 19:16).

"She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them (her


family); then We5 sent to her Our Rooh (angel Gabriel),
and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all
respects." (Qur'aan 19: 17)

"She said: 'Verily! I seek refuge with the Most


Beneficent (Allaah) from you, if you do fear Allaah."
(Qur'aan 19: 18)

"(The angel) said: 'I am only a Messenger from your


Rabb, (to announce) to you the gift of a righteous son.”
(Qur'aan 19: 19)

"She said: 'How can I have a son, when no man has


touched me, nor am I unchaste?'” (Qur'aan 19: 20)

5. The "We" refers to Allaah Himself. This is for Glorification and


Magnification. It is common with Semitic languages for any Monarch
to use the "We" and "Us" when referring to himself. In England,
people are familiar with the Royal “We” particular for the Queen
herself. To Allaah belongs the best example. When Allaah says "We"
or "Us" no one who is familiar with the Arabic language understands
that this refers to "more than one God united in one"! He is One and
all of His Attributes describe Himself alone and are not qualities of
separate "gods"! He, Allaah, is the All-Merciful, The Compassionate,
The Provider, and so forth.

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"He said: 'So (it will be), your Rabb said: 'That is easy
for Me (Allaah); And (We wish) to appoint him as a
sign to mankind and a mercy from Us (Allaah), and it
is a matter (already) decreed , (by Allaah).'” (Qur'aan
19: 21)

"So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a


far place (i.e. Bethlehem valley about 4-6 miles from
Jerusalem)." (Qur'aan 19: 22)

"And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of


a palm-tree. She said: 'Would that I had died before
this, and had been forgotten and out of sight!'"(Qur'aan
19: 23)

"Then (the babe "Jesus" or Gabriel) cried unto her from


below her, saying: 'Grieve not! Your Rabb has
provided a water stream under you." (Qur'aan 19:24)

"And shake the trunk of palm-tree towards you, it will


let fall fresh ripe-dates upon you." (Qur'aan 19: 25)

"So eat and drink, and if you see any human being,
say: 'Verily! I have vowed a fast unto the Most
Beneficent (Allaah) so I shall not speak to any human
being this day.'" (Qur'aan 19: 26)

Then she brought the babe "Jesus" to her people. They


could not believe what they saw:

"Then she brought him (the baby) to her people,


carrying him. They said: 'O Mary! Indeed you have
brought a thing Fariyya (an unheard mighty thing)!'"
(Qur'aan 19: 27)

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"O sister (i.e. the like) of 'Aaron 6! Your father was not
a man who used to commit adultery, nor was your
mother an unchaste woman." (Qur'aan 19: 28)

And he spoke in the cradle, explaining himself:

"Then she pointed to him. They said: 'How can we talk


to one who is a child in the cradle?'” (Qur'aan 19: 29)

He (Jesus) said: Verily! I am a slave of Allaah, He has


given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet.''
(Qur'aan 19: 30)

"And He has made me blessed whosesoever I be, and


has enjoined on me prayer, and Zakaah (prescribed
charity), as long as I live." (Qur'aan 19: 31)

"And dutiful to my mother7, and made me not


arrogant, unblest." (Qur'aan 19:32)

"And Salaam (peace) be upon me the day I was born,


and the day I die (after his descent to earth prior to the
Day of Judgment), and the day I shall be raised alive
(i.e. resurrection from his grave after on the Day of
Judgment!)" (Qur'aan 19: 31)

6. The 'Aaron mentioned here is not the brother of Moses, but he was
a pious man at the time of Mary, peace be upon her.
7. It is very strange to read in the Bible statements attributed to Jesus
in which he was impolite to his mother! In John 2: 4, it reads: "He
said to Mary, "Woman, what have I to do with you". Also in
Matthew 12: 47, we find: "Then one said unto Jesus, "Behold, your
mother and brethren stand without, desiring to talk to you" But he
answered and said, "Who is my mother? And who are my
brethren?" Certainly these cannot be the words of a great Prophet
who has a great moral character. It is an insult against Jesus that
Allaah does not accept.

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Allaah then stresses the reality of Jesus for all of those
who have any doubt about him or his Message:

"Such is Jesus, son of Mary, (it is) a statement of truth,


about which they doubt (or dispute)." (Qur'aan 19: 34)

"It befits not (the Majesty of) Allaah that He should


beget a son8. Glorified (and Exalted be He above all that
they associate with Him). When He decrees a thing, He
only says to it, "Be"!-and it is."(Qur'aan 19: 35)

Jesus was given revelation (i.e. the original Gospel)


fortified with miracles. People at his time deeply believed
in miracles. The manifestation of miracles on the hands of
Jesus was to bring people to the belief that he was
Allaah’s Messenger.

8. Referring to the slander of Christians against Allaah, by saying that


Jesus is the son of Allaah. In another statement in the Qur'aan, Allaah
says: "And they (Jews, Christians, and pagans) say: Allaah has
begotten a son (children or offspring). Glory be to Him (Exalted be
above all that they associate with Him). Nay, to Him belongs all that
is in heavens and on earth, and all surrender with obedience (in
worship) to Him." (Qur'aan 116-117). It has been a common trait in
history for mankind to liken Allaah to a human in some way or
another, but Allaah is totally unique. The Prophet Muhammad (May
Allaah's Praise and Peace be upon him) said: “Allaah said: The son of
Adam tells a lie against Me though he has no right to do so, and he
abuses Me though he has no right to do so. As for his telling a lie
against Me, it is that he claims that I cannot recreate him as I created
him before; and as for his abusing Me, it is his statement that I have a
son (or offspring, etc.) No! Glorified be Me! I am far from taking a
wife or a son (or offspring etc.”-Reported in the most authentic book
of Hadeeth (sayings, admonitions, actions, approvals, descriptions,
etc. of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him) known as Saheeh
al-Bukhaari, V. 6, Hadeeth # 9; Published by Daar Al-Arabia, Beirut,
Lebanon. Authentically transmitted Hadeeth is an inspiration from
Allaah to the Prophet, peace be upon him. There is a great science in
Islaam devoted to the study of Hadeeth and its transmission (s).

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"And He (Allaah) will teach him (Jesus) the Book and
Al-Hikmah9, (and) the Torah and the Gospel." (Qur'aan
3: 48)

"And will make him (Jesus) a Messenger to the of


Israel (saying): "I have come to you with a sign from
your Rabb, that I design for you out of clay, as it were,
the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes
a bird by Allaah’s Leave; and I heal him who was born
blind, and the leper, and I bring the dead to life by
Allaah's Leave.10 And I inform you of what you eat,
and what you store in your houses. Surely, therein is a
sign for you, if you believe." (Qur'aan 3: 49).

"And I have come confirming that which was before


me of the Torah, and to make lawful to you part of
what was forbidden to you, and I have come to you
with a proof from your Rabb. So fear Allaah and obey
me." (Qur'aan 3: 50)

9. Al-Hikmah: the way of understanding and application of religion


(worship) and wisdom in dealing with people and calling them to the
worship of Allaah and the purpose of their creation.
10. There are those who would say: "but Jesus raised the dead and
thus he is God." The fact, however, is that these were miracles
performed by Jesus by permission from Allaah, his Rabb. According
to the Bible statements attributed to Jesus, he said: "I can of mine own
self do nothing". (John 5:30). "The power is given unto me" (Mathew
28:18) "I cast devils by the "Spirit (i.e., Will) of God." (Mathew
12:28). "Jesus of Nazareth a man approved of God among you by
miracles." (Acts 2:20). "You seek to kill me a man that has told you
the truth which I have heard of God" (John 8:40). The man-Prophet
Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) was created, and was given
Revelation from Allaah to call the Israelites to the worship of Allaah
alone. At the same time, like many Prophets and Messengers before
him, Allaah gave him certain miracles to show His Signs to those who
were being called to submit to Allaah, and in order to make their
hearts content and certain.

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And a clear Message:

"Truly! Allaah is my Rabb and your Rabb, so worship


Him (Alone). This is the Straight Path." (Qur'aan 3: 51)

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The Turning of Hearts to the
Message of Jesus

Jesus (peace be upon him) persevered in inviting people to


Allaah. By Allaah's will, his companions turned to support
him when he felt the plots of the disbelievers:

"And when I (Allaah) put in the hearts of the disciples


(of Jesus) to believe in Me and My Messenger, they
said: "We believe. And bear witness that we are
Muslims (those who submit to Allaah's will)." (Qur'aan 5:
111)

"Then when Jesus came to know of their disbelief (i.e.


from the Children of Israel), he said: 'Who will be my
helpers in Allaah's Cause?' The disciples said: 'We are
the helpers of Allaah (his religion); we believe in
Allaah, and bear witness that we are Muslims (i.e. we
submit to Allaah). And they (disbelievers) plotted (to kill
Jesus), and Allaah planned too. And Allaah is the Best
of the planners." (Qur'aan 53-54)

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The Qualities of Jesus
He was of human nature, one personality and not three,
and a Messenger of Allaah:

"O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do


not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allaah
aught but the truth. The Messiah Jesus, son of Mary,
was (no more than) a Messenger of Allaah and His
Word ("Be!"-and he was) which he bestowed on Mary
and a spirit (Rooh) created by Him; so believe in
Allaah and His Messengers. Say not: 'Three (trinity)!
Cease! (It is) better for you. For Allaah is (the only)
One Ilaah (God), Glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He)
above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the
heavens and all that is on the earth. And Allaah is All-
Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs." (Qur'aan 4: 171)

"The Messiah (Jesus) son of Mary was no more than a


Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed
away before him. His mother (Mary) was a Siddeeqah
(i.e. she believed in the Words of Allaah and His Books).
They both used to eat food (as any other human being,
while Allaah does not eat) 11. Look how We make the
Aayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs,
revelations, etc.) clear to them, yet look how they are
deluded away (from the truth)." (Qur'aan 5:75)

Although Jesus is a Rooh (spirit) from Allaah, this does


not mean that Jesus is an attribute of Allaah Himself.

11. Jesus and his mother ate the food and walked the streets. Allaah
does not need anything; He is Self-Sufficient. One would imagine that
people who contemplate would recognize this fact and come to the
natural conclusion that Divinity is for Allaah alone and not a quality
of any created being.

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Allaah called Gabriel Roohana (Our Rooh i.e. Our Spirit)
and we know that Gabriel is a created angel, existing, and
has his own created qualities. Similarly Allaah says about
the heavens and the earth that:

"And has subjected to you all that is in the heavens


and all that is in the earth; it is all as a favor and
kindness from Allaah." (Qur'aan 45: 13)

Clearly, the heavens and the earth are part of Allaah's


creation and not part of Allaah Himself or an attribute of
Him. We also read in the Qur'aan: Allaah's Messenger,
Allaah's House (referring to the Ka’bah in Makkah), etc.
The Messenger, the House, etc. are like Allaah's Spirit, in
the sense that they are created persons or things that are
honorable in Allaah's Sight. However, when one of the
two nouns is Allaah and the second is neither a person nor
a thing, then it is not a created thing but a quality of
Allaah e.g. Allaah's Knowledge, Allaah's Self, etc.

Therefore, Jesus is not an attribute of Allaah. In fact


Allaah declares that those who believe in Jesus as God
commit Kufr (disbelief):

"Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allaah is the


Messiah, son of Mary! Say (O Muhammad, peace upon
him): "Who then has the least power against Allaah, if
He were to destroy the Messiah son of Mary, this
mother, and all those who are on the earth together?
And to Allaah belongs the dominion of the heavens and
the earth, and all that is between them. He creates
what He wills. And Allaah is able to do all things."
(Qur'aan 5: 17)

The method of the creation of Jesus is one of the Signs of


Allaah showing His Great Ability of Creating as He Wills:

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from a male and a female (ourselves); from a male without
a female (Eve); from a female without a male (Jesus), and
from neither a male nor a female (Adam):

"And We made her and her son (Jesus) a sign for Al-
'Aalameen (mankind and jinns)." (Qur'aan 21: 91)

Jesus has the honor of being a slave of Allaah:

"The Messiah will never be proud to reject to be a


slave to Allaah, nor the angels who are near (to Allaah).
And whosoever rejects His worship and is proud, then
He will gather them all together unto Himself."
(Qur'aan 4: 172)

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Jesus Never Claimed to Be God (Allaah)

No one who receives Revelation from Allaah can claim


himself Divine or God:

"It is not (possible) for any human being to whom


Allaah has given the Book and Al-Hukma (knowledge
and understanding of the laws of religion, etc.) and
Prophethood to say to the people: "Be my worshippers
rather than Allaah's." On the contrary (he would say):
Be you Rabbaaniyyoon (learned men of religion who
practice what they know and also preach others), because
you are teaching the Book, and you are studying it.
Nor would he order you to take angels and Prophets
for lords (gods). Would he order you to disbelieve after
you have submitted to Allaah's will?" (Qur'aan 3: 79-
80)

This statement from Allaah affirms the human nature of


Prophets and Messengers. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be
upon him) advised that:

"Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians


praised the son of Mary, for I am only a slave. So call
me the slave of Allaah and His Messenger."12

The exaggerated praise of Jesus13 has led many to


consider him as God besides Allaah! Surely this is
disbelief in Allaah, the Most Perfect, and the Self-
Sufficient:

12. Reported in Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, V. 4, Hadeeth # 654.


13. Given the weak nature of man, such exaggeration have touched
many people other than Jesus, peace be upon him. People in different
parts of the world have set up rivals to the Creator, offering prayers,
and all forms of worship to them.

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"Surely, they have disbelieved who say: 'Allaah is the
Messiah (Jesus), son of Mary'..." (Qur'aan 5: 72)

And Jesus emphasized that:

"But the Messiah (Jesus) said: 'O Children of Israel!


Worship Allaah, my Rabb (Lord) and your Rabb
(Lord).' Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship
with Allaah, then Allaah has forbidden Paradise for
him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the
polytheists and wrong-doers, there are no helpers."
(Qur'aan 5: 72)

And a warning to those who called for making him Three


in One, One in Three. A concept never understood even
by many Christians. This Trinity concept was adopted by
the Pauline Church in the year 325 C.E. It was never
preached by Jesus himself:

"Surely, disbelievers are those who said: 'Allaah is the


third of three (in a Trinity)' but there is no true god
who has the right to be worshipped except One God-
Allaah. And if they cease not from what they say,
verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers
among them." (Qur'aan 5: 73)

Allaah calls them to repent, saying:

"Will they not repent to Allaah and ask His


Forgiveness? For Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most
Merciful." (Qur'aan 5: 74)

Repentance is something that pleases Allaah. It is a


manifestation of submission to Him, and it does not
require any intermediary. Prophet Muhammad (Praise and
Blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

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"Allaah is more pleased with the repentance of His
slave than anyone of you is pleased with finding his
camel which he had lost in a desert."14

14. Saheeh Al-Bukhari, V. 8, Hadeeth # 321.

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The Plot and the Resurrection

Every Prophet was opposed by those who rejected the


Message he brought from Allaah. This conflict has been
determined by Allaah from way before creation itself.
Like many Prophets who were sent to the Children of
Israel, Jesus, peace be upon him, was opposed and a plot
was made to kill him:

"Verily, We took the covenant of the Children of Israel


and sent them Messengers. Whenever there came to
them a Messenger with what they themselves desired
not- a group of them they called liars and others
among them they killed." (Qur'aan 5: 70)

Those who disbelieved were cursed by Allaah:

"Those amongst the Children of Israel who disbelieved


were cursed by the tongue of David and Jesus, son of
Mary. That was because they disobeyed (Allaah and the
Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond
doubts." (Qur'aan 5: 78)

"And because of their (Jews) disbelief and uttering


against Mary a grave false charge (that she has
committed illegal sexual intercourse)." (Qur'aan 4:156)

Allah saved Jesus from their tongues and hands and took
him to Himself:

"And (remember) when Allah said: 'O Jesus! I will take


you and raise you (body and soul) to Myself and clear
you of those who disbelieve." (Qur'aan 3: 55)

"(And remember) when I (Allaah) restrained the


Children of Israel from you (when they resolved to kill

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you) since you came unto them with clear proofs, and
the disbelievers among them said: "This is nothing but
evident magic." (Qur'aan 5: 110)

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The Saving of Jesus from the Crucifixion and
Then His Ascension

The Jews claimed, and still claim, that they crucified


Jesus, but Allaah restrained them from that and saved
Jesus, peace be upon him, by taking him up to Himself:

"And because of their (the Jews) saying (in boast), 'We


killed Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of
Allaah, but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but
the resemblance of Jesus was put over another man
(and they killed that man), AND THOSE WHO DIFFER
THEREIN ARE FULL OF DOUBTS. They have no
(certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but
conjecture. For surely, they killed him not (i.e. Jesus,
son of Mary)." (Qur'aan 4: 157)

"But Allaah raised him (Jesus) up (with his body and


soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And
Allaah is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise."(Qur’aan 4: 158)

This was a great honor to Jesus, peace be upon him.

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The Descent of Jesus
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, explained the
descent of Jesus before the establishment of the Last
Hour:

"...and he (Jesus) will descend at the white minaret15 in


the Eastern side of Damascus wearing two garments
lightly dyed with saffron and placing his hands on the
wings of two Angels. When he would lower his head,
there would fall beads of perspiration from his head,
and when he would raise it up, beads like pearls would
scatter from it. Every non-believer who would smell
the odor of his self would die and his breath would
reach as far as he would be able to see. He would then
search for him (the false Christ) until he would catch
hold of him at the gate of Ludd16 and would kill
him...."17

He, peace be upon him, also said:

"By Him in whose hands is my soul, surely (Jesus), the


son of Mary (peace be upon both of them) will shortly
descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly,
by the Law of the Qur'aan (as a just ruler); he will
break the cross and kill the pigs and there will be no
Jizya.18 Money will be in abundance so that nobody

15. Near the eastern side of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus.


16. This lies within the Israeli occupied land of Palestine. In it is an
international airport and the city is called Al-Ludd.
17. Reported in Saheeh Muslim, V. 4, Hadeeth # 7015
18. Jizya: a tax imposed on non-Muslims who would keep their
religion rather than embracing Islaam. This tax will not be accepted
by Jesus, peace be upon him, as all people will be required to embrace
Islaam, and there will be no other alternative. It is the religion of all

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will accept it, and a single prostration to Allaah (in
prayer) will be better than the whole world and
whatever is in it."

The narrator of the above saying of the Prophet (praise


and blessing of Allaah be upon him) added: 19

"If you wish, you can recite (this verse from the
Qur'aan):

‘And there is none of the people of the Scripture (Jews


and Christians), but must believe in him (i.e. Jesus, as a
Messenger of Allaah and a human being), before his
(Jesus, or a Jew's or a Christian's) death.20 And on the
Day of Resurrection, he (Jesus) will be a witness
against them.’" (Qur'aan 4: 159)

Prophets and Messengers and it is the one and only religion accepted
by its Originator, Allaah.
19. Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, V.4, Hadeeth # 657.
20. "Before his death" has two interpretations: a) before the death of
Jesus after his descent from the heavens and after he rules in justice
when Allah will send a pleasant wind which, as Prophet Muhammad
(upon him and Jesus be peace) explained: "would take the life of every
Muslim and only the wicked would survive who would commit
adultery like asses and the Last Hour would come to them"-reported
in Saheeh Muslim, V. 4, Hadeeth # 7015, P. 1518.; or b) a Jew's or a
Christian’s death, at the time of the appearance of the Angel of Death
when he will realize that Jesus was not God, or the son of God!

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Why is it that Jesus will Rule by the
Qur'aan And Not the Gospel?

The essence of Allaah’s Religion revealed to all the


Prophets and Messengers is one: it calls for the worship
and submission to Allaah alone, avoiding all false deities.
This is the meaning of Islaam. This message was in the
original Gospel that was revealed to Jesus as well as in all
the original Scriptures before and in the Last Revelation to
mankind:

"And verily, We have sent among every Ummah


(nation, community) a Messenger (proclaiming):
"Worship Allaah (alone)," and avoid (or keep away
from) Taaghoot (all false deities)." (Qur'aan 16: 36)

"The religion accepted by Allaah is Islaam (submission


of one’s will to Allaah and abiding by His Laws, and
keeping all worship to Him alone)." (Qur'aan 3: 19)

Jesus confirmed the Torah before him, and preached the


Gospel calling the Children of Israel to submit, as in the
Torah, to Allaah alone. He did not call for anything that
contradicts the Gospel, like Trinity or attributing sons to
God, etc. All of these false concepts were exposed in the
Last Revelation, the Qur'aan, where Allaah stated that He
took the Covenant from all the Prophets, including Jesus,
that:

"And (remember) when Allaah took the Covenant of


the Prophets, saying: 'Take whatever I gave you from
the Book and Al-Hikmah (understanding of the Laws of
Allaah, etc.) and afterwards there will come to you a
Messenger (Muhammad, peace be upon him) confirming
what is with you; you must believe in him and help

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him'. Allaah said: “'Do you agree (to it) and will you
take up My Covenant (which I concluded with you)?'
They said: 'We agree'. He said: 'Then bear witness;
and I am with you among the witnesses (for this)'."
(Qur'aan 3: 81)

The Covenant is a testimony to the unified message of all


of the Messengers of Allaah. Naturally, Jesus is a follower
of Allaah and of His Messages. He abided by the
Covenant in which he was told of the coming of
Muhammad (peace be upon him). He brought this news to
the attention of the Children of Israel, hence fulfilling the
Covenant, and called his followers to believe and follow
the Last Message to mankind, the Qur’aan, when it
reaches them:

"And (remember) when Jesus, son of Mary, said: 'O


Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allaah unto
you confirming the Torah (which came) before me, and
giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me
whose name shall be Ahmed21. But when he (Ahmed
i.e. Muhammad, peace be upon him) came to them with

21. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: "I have five
names: I am Muhammad and Ahmed: I am Al-Maahi through whom
Allaah will eliminate Al-Kufr (infidelity): I am Al-Hashir who will be
the first to be resurrected, the people being resurrected thereafter;
and I am also Al-'Aaqib (i.e. there will be no Prophet after him).”-
Reported in Saheeh al-Bukhaari, V. 4, Hadeeth # 732. Ahmed literally
means: "One who praises Allaah more than others." Also it means, the
“the praised one.” Prophet Muhammad is foretold in Deut 18: 18, and
in the Gospel of St. John (14/16, 25, 26, 27), as the “Prophet to
come”, and the “future Comforter,” respectively. Christians
understand that the “Comforter” is the Holy Spirit. However, the Holy
Spirit is Gabriel, who was supporting and guiding Jesus throughout
his mission. The “Comforter” is a translation from the Greek for the
word “Paracletos,” which is a corrupt reading for “Periclytos,” almost
a translation of the meaning of “Muhammad” or “Ahmed.”

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clear proofs, they said: This is plain magic." (Qur'aan
61: 6).

Therefore, Jesus will not rule by other than the Laws of


Allaah, since the last Message of Allaah is the Qur'aan,
and by being a follower of Allaah's Revelation, Jesus will
not call people to ascribe partners to Allaah. He did not
call upon the Jews or Christians to take himself or the
monks and rabbis as gods besides Allaah:

"They (Jews and Christians) took their rabbis and their


monks to be their lords besides Allaah, (and they, the
Christians, took as their lord) Messiah, son of Mary,
while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded (in
the Torah and the Gospel) to worship none but One
Ilaah (God-Allaah), none has the right to be
worshipped but He22. Praise and glory be to Him, (far
above is He) from having the partners they associate
(with Him)." (Qur'aan 9: 31)

That is why the people of the Book are called to dissociate


themselves from all forms of worship to other than Allaah:

"Say (O Muhammad, peace be upon him): "O people of


the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word
that is just between us and you, that we worship none

22. While Allaah's Messenger, peace be upon him, was reciting this
verse, 'Adee bin Haatim (one of the Prophet's companions) said: "O
Allaah's Messenger! They (Jews and Christians) do not worship them
(i.e. the rabbis and monks)." Allaah's Messenger, praise and blessings
of Allaah be upon him, said: "They certainly do. They (i.e. the rabbis
and monks) made lawful things as unlawful, and unlawful things as
lawful, and they (i.e. Jews and Christians) followed them (i.e. knowing
that the lawful was unlawful and vice versa); and by doing so, they
really worshipped them."-Narrated by several authorities of Hadeeth
including Imaam Ahmad, At-Tirmidhee, and Ibn Jareer.

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but Allaah, and that we associate no partners with
Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords
besides Allaah." (Qur'aan 3: 64)

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What Is Next?

This message is an advice to Christians in particular, and


its essence is also an address to the followers of beliefs
other than Islaam. The Message is that: Prophets,
Messengers, saints, righteous men, trees, rivers, the moon,
the sun, planets, stars, desire, fire, light, Buddha, Popes,
monks, Rabbis, Sheikhs, Krishnas, Temples, Crosses,
heroes, men (yellow, black or white), philosophies,
emotions, etc. are creation in one form or another. They
are not self sufficient, and not divine. The righteous in the
Sight of Allaah are the pious who follow, hope in, love,
and fear Allaah and do not ascribe partners to Him in
worship. The most noble of men are the Prophets and their
followers who submit to the will of Allaah.

"Say: 'We believe in Allaah and that which has been


sent down to us and that which has been sent down to
Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and to Al-Asbaat (the
twelve sons of Jacob), and that which has been given to
Moses and Jesus (in their original and un-altered forms),
and that which has been given to the Prophets from
their Rabb. We make no distinction between any of
them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islaam)."
(Qur'aan 2: 136)

The last of those Prophets is Muhammad, peace be upon


them all. Mankind are called to obey Allaah and His
Prophet:

For the Hereafter, there are glad tidings to the obedient


ones. Allaah says:

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"And whosoever obeys Allaah and His Messenger
(Muhammad-peace be upon him) will be admitted to
Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise), to abide
therein, and that will be the great success." (Qur'aan 4:
13)

And for those who disobey and transgress, the Messenger


brings them the saying of Allaah:

"And whoever disobeys Allaah and His Messenger,


and transgresses His limits, He will cast him into the
Fire, to abide therein, and he shall have a disgraceful
torment." (Qur'aan 4: 14)

The glad tidings and warnings brought by the Messengers


are key factors that influence the human soul. Naturally,
the soul aspires for what is good and likes to drive away
evil. The Messengers enlighten the human soul by
informing it about the great good (i.e. Paradise) that can
be achieved as a result of having the right belief and doing
righteous deeds. The person will then be eager to acquire
such good. On the other hand, when the soul is informed
about the great harm (i.e. Hell Fire) that may be inflicted
upon it if it rejects Allaah and His Message, it may refrain
from committing what may be hurtful to itself. The glad
tiding about the Great Bounties of Allaah is something
that brings sweetness to the heart and satisfaction to the
soul, as well as pleasure to our innermost senses. Listen to
what Allaah, the Exalted, says about the Paradise:

“(They will be) on thrones woven with gold and


precious stones. Reclining thereon, face to face.
Immortal boys will go around them (serving), With
cups, and jugs, and a glass of flowing wine, Wherefrom
they will get neither any aching of the head nor any
intoxication. And with fruit that they may choose. And
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with the flesh of fowls that they desire. And (there will
be) Hoor (fair females) with wide lovely eyes [as wives
for Al-Muttaqûn (the pious)]. Like the preserved pearls.
A reward for what they used to do. No Laghw (dirty,
false, evil vain talk) will they hear therein, nor any
sinful speech (like backbiting). But only the saying of:
Salaam! Salaam! (Greeting with peace) 23! And those on
the Right Hand – how (fortunate) will be those on the
Right Hand? (They will be) among thornless lote trees,
And among Talh (banana trees) with fruits piled one
above another, And in shade long-extended, And by
water flowing constantly, And fruit in plenty, Whose
supply is not cut off (by change of season) nor are they
out of reach. And on couches or thrones, raised high.
Verily, We have created them (maidens) of special
creation. And made them virgins. Loving (their
husbands only), (and) of equal age.” (Qur'aan 56: 15-37)

23. Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that
Allaah's Messenger said, "The first group (of people) who will enter
Paradise will be (glittering) like the moon on a full-moon night. They
will not spit, or blow their noses or relieve nature. Their utensils
therein will be of gold, and their combs of gold and silver; in their
censers (a vessel in which incense is burned) the aloes wood will be
used, and their sweat will smell like musk. Everyone of them will have
two wives; the marrow of the bones of the wives' legs will be seen
through the flesh, out of excessive beauty. They (the people of
Paradise) will neither have difference, nor enmity (hostility) amongst
themselves: their hearts will be as if one heart, and they will be
glorifying Allaah in the morning and in the afternoon." (Saheeh al-
Bukhaari, V.4, Hadeeth # 468)

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And Contemplate About
Those in the House of Misery: Hell

"And, those of the Left Hand, who will be the


companions of the Left Hand? In fierce hot wind and
boiling water, And Shadow of black Smoke. (That
Shadow) neither cool nor (even) good. Verily, before
that, they were indulged in luxury." (Qur’aan 56: 41-
45)

They preferred the worship of others than Allaah over


their True Rabb and Creator. They set up rivals with
Allaah. This is the result of their ungratefulness,
underestimation, and ill-opinion of Allaah:

"Then moreover, verily, you the erring, the deniers (of


the Resurrection)! You verily will eat of the trees of
Zaqqoom (a tree in Hell having a loathsome smell and
very bitter fruit!) Then you will fill your bellies
therewith, And drink boiling water on top of it, So you
will drink (that) like thirsty camels! That will be their
entertainment on the Day of Recompense!" (Qur'aan
56: 51-56)

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A Final Note

I ask you to be fair, and do not let today's hate directed


against Islaam and the wrongdoings by some Muslims
stand between you and knowing about Islaam.24

The real issue is the salvation of man. Each will be held


responsible for his deeds. The Religion of Allaah is
comprehensive; it deals justly with both, the non-believers
and the wrong-doers.

Allaah is the All-Just and All-Wise. All mankind is called


to submit to Him Alone. He does not intend confusion for
His creation: He does not tell different nations in any
place and at any time to worship creation in any form or
shape. He wants mankind to free itself from worshipping
other than Him. This is the meaning of Islaam and it
represents the natural inclination on which man is created.
On the Day of Judgment, people will be judged according
to their acceptance or rejection of Allaah’s Command
which came in the Last Revelation, the Qur’aan.

24. There is a great deal of oppression and injustice done to Muslims


in many part of the World. Little is said about the terror done to them.
However, when any wrong committed by an individual Muslim or a
group of Muslims, all the news center on “Islaamic Terrorism”! Even
before investigations are completed, the news media bring their
“think-tanks” and start their “speculations” about the “looks of the
people” and whether they have “Middle Eastern Features”! Many acts
of terror were done and still being committed by Christian, Jewish, or
Buddhist individuals and/or groups or states. We do not hear the cry
about “Jewish Terrorism,” “Christian Terrorism,”, or “Buddhist
Terrorism,”...Only when it comes to Islaam and Muslims, we see the
labeling headlines read “Islaamic this and that”! Remember the IRA?
Did you ever hear of “Roman Catholic Terrorism”? Islaam does not
condone any act of terrorism. The religion of Allaah does not condone
injustice from anyone, Muslim or non-Muslim.

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You may be able to find a copy of the translated meaning
of the Qur’aan in your language at a Book Store, Public
Library, University Library, the Internet, etc. In case you
could not find one, please write to “King Fahd Noble
Qur’aan Printing Complex. P.O. Box 3561, Al-Madeenah
Al-Munawarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” 25

Finally, in case you wonder why some statements


attributed to the Bible were cited while knowing that
alterations and modifications took place therein, then
this is explained as follows:

1. The Islaamic position regarding the Bible is that it


contains truth and falsehood. The Criteria to find out the
truth is to check the Revelation after it, i.e. the Qur’aan
where this is clearly stated. So whatever agrees with the
Qur’aan, then it is true, otherwise it is not.

2. Due to this mixing of truth and falsehood, Allaah


abrogated the Bible and the Torah as well, making the
Qur’aan the final Testimony until the Day of Resurrection.

3. Hence, the Quotations made either are in agreement


with the Qur’aan or the Qur’aan stands in correction of
them.

And to Allaah we shall all return to account....

Saaleh As-Saaleh

25. Publisher’s Note: You can also procure the English Translation of
the Meanings of the Qur’aan as well as other books and videos on
Islaam and Comparative religion from Centre for Islamic Studies, #
1/5, Masjid-E-Munawwara Complex, North Road, Cooke town,
Bangalore-560084. Ph # 91-80-25466926

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
May Allaah, the Most High, reward with all good Sister
Umm Ahmad Al-Kanadiyyah for her excellent editing and
suggestions.

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APPENDIX

JESUS AND
MUHAMMAD
(Peace be upon them)

IN THE BIBLE*
Biblical Evidence of Jesus being a Servant of
God and having no share in Divinity

By,
Dr. MUHAMMAD TAQEEUDDEEN
AL-HILAALI, Ph.D.

Formerly Professor of Islaamic Faith and


Teachings, Islaamic University, Madeenah
Munawwarah

* This article, originally entitled “Jesus and Muhammad (peace be


upon them) in the light of the Bible and the Qur’aan” was extracted
from “Interpretation of the meanings of The Noble Qur’aan in the
English language” published by the King Fahd Noble Qur’aan
Printing Complex, Al-Madeenah Al-Munawarah, Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia. Also, the last chapter of the original article titled ‘Prophet
Jesus in the Qur’aan’ is not included over here.

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INTRODUCTION

All praise be to the One to Whom all Dignity, Honour


and Glory are due; the Unique with perfect attributes,
Who begets not, nor is He begotten. He has no equal but
He is the Almighty, Omnipotent. He sent His
Messengers and Prophets to guide humanity towards
monotheism; to worship Him Alone, the only One
Worthy of worship, and to warn them of the eternal dire
consequences of polytheism; associating partners with
One Allaah and the worship of creatures.
Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon all the Prophets
and Messengers, especially on Muhammad, the last of
the Prophets, and on all who follow him in righteousness
until the Day of Recompense.

Christianity: Men Without Religion; Islaam: Religion


Without Men

A Muslim never lacks proofs about the purity and


truthfulness of his religion, but what he lacks are those
truthful brothers who stand for Allaah and His Prophet
(peace be upon him) testifying to the truth. Indeed, in
this age, Islaam is a religion without men (custodians
and propagators) whereas Christianity is men without
a religion; yet, by their endeavor, adventurous spirit,
patience and monetary contributions they are able to
falsify truth and make falsehood appear true. In this
materialistic age most of humanity have become slaves
to wealth, fashions, and mansions.
There is none worthy of worship but Allaah and in Him
(Alone) do I put my trust, and towards Him am
I destined.

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Jesus and the Devil in the Bible

In the New Testament of the Bible, in the fourth chapter


of the Gospel according to Matthew, the sixth and
seventh verses clearly indicate that Jesus is an obedient
mortal and God is the Master and Lord according to his
saying in the seventh verse:

"It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord,


thy God."

In this chapter we read that the Devil actually carried the


Messiah, and took him from place to place.

How can the Devil carry God? Glory be to Allaah; He is


above such blasphemy!

Then the Devil orders him to prostrate before him and


worship him, even tempting him with
worldly possessions. How can the Devil even dare such
an audacity with God? When the Devil wanted Jesus
to comply with his orders, he (Jesus) replied by saying
that it was written (in the previous Books):

"Thou shalt worship the Lord, thy God; And Him


only shalt thou serve." Matthew 4:10.

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Children of God

Jesus never called himself Son of God as far as I know


but he used to call himself the 'Son of Man' (ref. Mark
2:10) although he heard himself being called by that
name he did not object as assumed in the Bible and did
not consider the title exclusively for him.

According to the Biblical term in the Old and New


Testaments, every God- fearing righteous person
is called 'Son of God'. In Matthew 5:9 we read:

"Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be


called the children of God."

In Matthew 5:45 –

"That ye may be children of your Father which is in


heaven..."

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God the Father

In Matthew 5:48 –

"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which


is in heaven is perfect."

In Matthew 6:1 –

"... otherwise ye have no reward of your Father


which is in heaven."

In Matthew 7:21 –

"Not every one that sayeth unto me (Jesus), Lord,


Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but
he that doeth the will of my Father, which is in
heaven."

N.B. The word 'Lord' here was translated as Rabb in the


Arabic version of the Bible so that people may be
convinced that Jesus is God! But if one studies the rest
of the verse, one will note that the verse bears testimony
to the subservience (to God's Will) of the Messiah
(Jesus). Therefore the correct translation should be:

"Not every one that sayeth to me, O my Master, shall


enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the
will of my Father which is in heaven."

It is obvious from the above readings from the Bible that

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the term 'Father' is used for God in numerous places in
the Bible. It is never used exclusively for the Messiah
(Jesus).

In Matthew 11:25 –

"At that time Jesus answered and said, 'I thank Thee,
O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because
Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent
and has revealed them unto babes.'"

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Jesus the Worshipper

In Matthew 14:23 –
"And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went
up into a mountain apart to pray....."

I say: If he (Jesus) is God or a part of God then why did


he pray? In fact, prayer is always from a submitting,
needy and dependent one for the Mercy of Almighty
Allaah as mentioned in the Qur'aan. (V. 35:15):-

"O mankind! it is you who stand in need of Allaah


but Allaah is Rich (Free of all wants and needs),
Worthy of all praise" (35:15).

And in (V. 19:93) of Qur'aan:-

"There is none in the heavens and the earth but


comes unto the Most Beneficent (Allaah) as a slave."

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A Biblical Story

In Matthew 15:22-28 –

"And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the


same coasts and cried unto him, saying, 'Have mercy
on me, O Lord, thou son of David: my daughter is
grievously vexed with a devil.' But he answered her
not a word. And his disciples came and besought him,
saying; 'Send her away, for she crieth after us.' But
he answered and said, 'I am not sent but unto the lost
sheep of the house of Israel.'

Then came she and worshipped him, saying, 'Lord, help


me.' But he answered and said, 'It is not meet to take
the children's bread and to cast it to dogs.' And she
said, 'Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which
fall from their masters' table.'

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, 'O woman,


great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou
wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that
very hour.'

In this story about a woman from Canaan there are


noteworthy points:

(1) Lack of mercy and love charged against Jesus (if the
incident is reported correctly).

(2) Degraded discrimination in regard to the uplifting of


his tribe and not for the others.

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(3) Tribal pride of decadence and prejudice against
others and calling them dogs.

(4) An ignorant polytheist woman debated with him and


won him over.

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Jesus: A Prophet of Allaah

In Matthew 19:16-17 –

"And behold, one came and said unto him, 'Good


master, what good thing shall I do that I may
have eternal life?' And he said unto him, 'Why callest
thou me good? (There is) none good but one,
(i.e.) God, but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the
commandments.' "

In the above verses we note this acknowledgment of his


submissiveness (to Allaah's Will).

In Matthew 21:45-46 –

"And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard


his parable, they perceived that he spoke of them. But
when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared
the multitude because they took him for a Prophet."

Here it is proved that all those who believed in Jesus


during his life-time did not believe in him being God or
the Son of God or one in the doctrine of Trinity; but they
believed in him as being a Prophet only. This is indeed
one of the strongest points of evidence against those who
believe in the Divinity of Jesus (Incarnation of God) if
only they pondered.

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Jesus: A Servant of Allaah

In Matthew 23:8 –

'But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your master,


even Jesus, and all ye are brethren."

Here it is clearly proved that Jesus was servant of


Allaah, and that there is only One Master and He
is Allaah. In the Arabic version of the Bible this verse
has been translated so that Jesus is meant to be the
master whereas the English rendering is nearer the
original sense.

In Matthew 23:9 –

"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one
is your Father which is in heaven."

From this you will note that fatherhood and Sonship is


meant to be the relationship between the Lord and His
servants: it is meant in a general sense and not
specifically for Jesus.

In Matthew 24:36 –

"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not


the angels of heaven, but my Father only."

This is a definite proof that the Final Hour is unknown to


any but Allaah, thus Jesus' knowledge is imperfect like

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all other men; Allaah Alone is All-Knowing,
Omniscient.

In Matthew 26:39 –

"And he (Jesus) went a little farther, and fell on his


face and prayed, saying, 'O my Father, if it
be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless
not as I will, but as Thou wilt.' "

We note here that the person speaking is unaware of


Allaah's Will and realizes the fact that he is a servant of
Allaah. He (Allaah) Alone can cause the change.

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The Compilation of the Bible

In Matthew 27:7-8 –

"And they took counsel and bought with them the


potter's field to bury strangers in. Wherefore
that field was called the Field of Blood, unto this
day."

From these verses we understand that the Bible (the New


Testament) was not written during Jesus' life-time but
long after the occurrence of the events described, having
been retained in the memory of the people.

In Matthew 27:46 –

"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud


voice, saying, 'Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God,
My God, why hast thou forsaken me?')"

This is according to their (Christians') assumption that


Jesus cried in a loud voice saying the above words while
he was being crucified. This is a great insult as such
words could only come from unbelievers in Allaah.
Further, it is incredible that such words should come out
from a Prophet of Allaah because Allaah never breaks
His Promise and His Prophets never complained against
His Promise.

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Jesus: Preacher of Monotheism (Tawheed)

In John 17:3 –
"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee,
the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou
has sent."

In Mark 12:28-30 –

"And one of the scribes came, and having heard them


reasoning together, and perceiving that he
had answered them well, asked him, 'Which is the
first commandment of all?' And Jesus answered him:
'The first of all the commandments is; hear O Israel,
the Lord thy God is One Lord: and thou shalt love
the Lord, thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy
soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength:
this is the first commandment.’”

In Mark 12:32 –

"And the scribe said unto him, 'Well, Master, thou


hast said the truth: for there is One God; and there is
none other but He.' "

In Mark 12:34 –

"...he (Jesus) said unto him, 'Thou art not far from
the kingdom of God...' "

In these verses, Jesus (peace be upon him) himself had


testified that Allaah is the One God, there is none other

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than Him, and that whoever believes in His Oneness, he
is near the Kingdom of Allaah. Therefore whoever
associates partners with Allaah or believes in the Trinity
is far away from the Kingdom of Allaah, and whoever is
far away from the Kingdom of Allaah he is the enemy of
Allaah.

In Matthew 24:36 –

"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not


the angels of the heaven, but my Father only."

I say: A similar text was quoted from Matthew which is


exactly as proclaimed by the Qur'aan in that none knows
when the Hour will come except Allaah. This establishes
the fact that Jesus was subservient to Allaah and that he
had no share in Divinity: that he was an incarnation of
God, was an innovation by the people of Canaan.

In John 20:16 –

"Jesus said unto her, 'Mary'. She turned herself, and


sayeth unto him, 'Rabboni', which is to say, Master,
Jesus saith unto her, 'Touch me not: For I am not yet
ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren, and
say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your
Father; and to my God and your God.'
Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she
has seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these
things unto her."

In the above narrative Jesus clearly testified that Allaah


is his God and their God, making no difference between

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him and them in the worship of the One Allaah.
Whoever believes that Jesus is God has
indeed blasphemed against Allaah and betrayed the
Messiah (Jesus) and all the Prophets and Messengers of
Allaah.

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Biblical prophecies on the advent of
Muhammad (peace be upon him)

In John 4:15-16

“If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will


pray the Father and He shall give you another
Comforter that he may abide for you forever.”

Muslim theologians have said that “another Comforter” is


Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah; and him to “abide
forever” means the perpetuity of his laws and way of life
and the Book (Qur’an), which was revealed, to him.

In John 15:26-27

“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send


unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth,
which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of
me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have
been with me from the beginning.”

In John 16:5-8

“But now I go my way to Him that sent me and none of


you asketh me ‘whither goest thou?’ But because I
have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled you
heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; for if I go not
away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I
depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come,
he will reprove the world of sin, and approve
righteousness and judgment.”

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In John 16:12-14

“I have yet many things to say unto you, but you


cannot bear them now. How be it when he, the Spirit of
truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he
shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall
hear, that shall he speak; and he will show you things
to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of
mine, and he shall show it unto you.”

In John 16:16

“A little while and ye shall not see me: and again a


little while, ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.”

Muslim theologians have stated that the person who is


described by Jesus to come after him – in the above verses
– does not comply with any other person but Muhammad
(peace be upon him) the Messenger of Allaah. This
‘person’ whom Jesus prophesied will come after him is
called in the Bible ‘Paracletos’ This word was deleted by
later interpreters and translators and changed at times to
‘Spirit of Truth’, and at other times, to ‘Comforter’ and
sometimes to ‘Holy Spirit’. The original word is Greek
and its meaning is ‘one whom people praise exceedingly.’
The sense of word is applicable to the word ‘Muhammad’
(in Arabic).

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Finality of the Proofs on the Fabrication
of the Story of the Cross

1) The Bible testifies to the fact that Jesus was known


among the Jews; he used to preach and deliver sermons in
the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. It was therefore,
unnecessary to hire a Jew for thirty pieces of silver to
direct them to him as related in Mathew.

2) It is related that one of the twelve dispels named Judas


Iscariot was hired to direct the Jews to Jesus. They then
sentenced him after which Judas was greatly ashamed and
dissociated himself from their act and then committed
suicide. All this took place within twenty-four hours. The
contradictions are obvious.

3) The clearest proof, which alone is sufficient to discredit


this story, is when the Jews passed the sentence of death
against Jesus and intended to get the approval of the
governor, Pontius Pilate.

“And Jesus stood before the governor: The governor


asked him, saying, ‘Art thou the king of the Jews!’
And Jesus said unto him, ‘Thou sayeth (sayest)’: And
when he was accused of (by) the chief priests and
elders. He answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto
him, ‘Hearest thou not how many things they witness
against thee?’ And he answered him never (to) a
word.” Mathew 27:11-14

The Christians will interpret the above verse to mean that


Jesus wanted to die on the cross for the redemption of
mankind and for the forgiveness of their sins: if so, then

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why did he ask to turn away that cup from him (i.e.
death)? Why did he cry out while on the Cross (as they
assume): “O Lord, why hast thou forsaken me?” How
could he have remained silent when the truth was being
challenged? He was known for his soul-inspiring sermons
challenging the learned Jewish Rabbis. No sane person
can believe in this. If the story of the Cross-is disproved
then the very foundation on which Christianity is based,
will be demolished.

Muslims believe that Jesus was not crucified by the Jews


as revealed in the Qur’aan by Allaah in a crystal clear
manner:

“And because of their saying (in boast):’We killed


messiah Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of Allaah’;
-but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the
resemblance of Jesus was put over another man (and
they killed that man), and those who differ therein are
full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they
follow nothing but conjecture. For surely, they killed
him not (i.e., Jesus, son of Mary). But Allaah raised
him (Jesus) up (with his body and soul) unto Himself
(and he Jesus peace be upon him is in the heavens)..
And Allaah is Ever All-Powerful, All-Wise.” (Qur’aan
4:157-158)

The Jews themselves, together with the entire Christian


world, believe that he was crucified. As proofs against
their views and to prove the truth of the Muslim verdict
through the Bible, I prepared the following set of
questions based on the Book of Mathew in the New
Testament of Bible. (Chapter 26 and 27):

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1) Did those who captured Jesus (according to their
assumption) know him in person? Or did they not know
him?

Mathew testifies that they did not know him.

2) Was it during the day or night that he was captured?

Mathew says – it was during the night.

3) Who was the one directed them to him?

Mathew says: He was one of his twelve disciples called


Judas Iscariot.

4) Did he direct them free of charge or for a fixed reward,


which they specified, for him?

Mathew says: He directed them to him for a fixed reward


of thirty pieces of silver.

5) What was the condition of Jesus during that night?

Mathew says: He was fearful and prostrated in prayer


saying: “O God, if it is possible for You to let his cup
pass from me, then let it pass.” It is incredible that such
words could come from a believer in God, let alone a
Prophet of God, because all believers believe that God has
power over all things.

6) What was the condition of his eleven disciples?

Mathew says: Sleep overcame them that night together


with their teacher (according to their assumption) out of
fear.

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7) Was Jesus contented with their condition?

Mathew says (verse 40-46): He was not satisfied. He used


to come to them to wake them up saying: “Watch and
pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit
indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.” Then he would
come again to find them asleep and he would again wake
them up and say the same thing. This weakness could not
have been spoken of righteous pupils even if they were
pupils of an ordinary pious teacher, let alone the disciples
of Jesus, son of Mary.

8) Did they help him when those ruffians captured him?

Mathew says: “They forsook him and fled.”

9) Did Jesus have confidence in his disciples that night?

Mathew says: Jesus informed them that they would all


forsake him. Then Jesus said unto them: “Verily I say
unto thee that this night before the cock crows, thou
shall deny me – thrice.” Peter said unto him, “Although
I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.”
Likewise also said all the disciples. And so it happened.

10) How did those ruffians capture him?

Mathew says: They came to him with swords and staves


after they were directed to him by a Jew, then they
captured him as described in verse 57:

“And they that had laid hold on Jesus, led him away to
Caliphas the high priest, where the elders were
assembled.”

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There they passed the sentence of death on him. The
ruffians then took him away, spat on his face and struck
him with their hands after which they stripped him of his
clothes and clad him in scarlet robes, then placed a crown
of thorns on his head and took him about, teasing and
mocking him. They said to him: ‘You are the king of
Israel according to your claim.’ They severely degraded
him.

11) Who finally decided to pass the death sentence against


him?

Mathew says: He was Pontius Pilate, a Greek Roman, who


was at that time the governor of Palestine.

12) When the ruffians brought that man before the


governor and informed him that the priest of the Jews
passed the sentence of death by crucifixion according to
their law (Torah), did he believe in them without
investigation?

Mathew says: He did not believe them but asked that man:
“Is it true what they have said?” He remained silent.
The question was repeated and he continued to remain
silent. He remained silent in view of the truth; it was
essential for him even if he was not a Prophet to clarify
the truth and deny the false accusation f the Jews. The
governor’s wife went to the governor and she said to him:
“Have thou nothing to do with that just man? For I
have suffered many things this day in dream because
of him.”

The Bible states that Jesus delivered lengthy speeches to


the Jews rebuking and warning them, which amounted to
defaming them. Then why was he silent that day? The

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governor’s intentions for asking him were to stand for the
truth.

13) How was he crucified according to their assumption?

Mathew says: They crucified him between two thieves


both of whom abused him by saying to him, “If you are
truthful save yourself.”

14) This was a great calamity. What did he say while on


the cross (according to their assumption)?

Mathew says (27:46)

Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama


sabachthani? (That is to say) my God, my God, why
have Thou forsaken me?”

This is a blatant declaration of disbelief according to all


theological authorities. Whoever relates it to a Prophet is a
disbeliever according to the revealed religions.

Almighty Allaah, in the Qur’aan warns, the Jews and the


Christians against their blasphemy; that Jesus is an
incarnation of God (Allaah) or the son of God (Allaah) or
in rejecting him totally; and that they must believe in him
as a Messenger of Allaah only:

“And there is none of the people of the Scripture (Jews


and Christians) but must believe in him (Jesus, son of
Mary, as only a Messenger of Allaah and a human
being) before his (Jesus peace be upon him or a Jew’s
or a Christian’s) death (at the time of the appearance
of the angel of death). And on the Day of Resurrection,
he (Jesus) will be a witness against them.” (Qur’aan
4:159)
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